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Print properties dialog window does not appear

Q: Print properties dialog window does not appear

Since I am new to the forum I'm not sure where my problem should be posted I am also not sure if it is a hardware or software related problem but here it is Suddenly when I try to appear window properties does Print dialog not print the print properties dialog window does not appear when i click on the Print properties dialog window does not appear properties button Print properties dialog window does not appear It tries to activate but immediately reverts back to the print window This occurs in both OpenOffice and LibreOffice both of which have previously worked fine for months I often print to both sides of the page echo print but can only print on one side default since I cannot change the properties The only thing I can recall that might have any bearing on the problem is that I had previously printed to a file - something I rarely do I checked the settings and quot print to file quot is not selected I am printing to a HP LaserJet Pro M MFP series PCL printer and am using Windows operating system I have tried reinstalling both word processing programs and have reset the printer to default settings and updated If anyone can help with this problem I would greatly appreciate your help

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A: Print properties dialog window does not appear

Printers can be very frustrating to say the least. When I've had printer problems in the past, this is what has worked for me:

1. Unplug the power to the printer
2. Wait about 30 seconds or so
3. Plug it in and let it go through it's initialization
4. Then try it again

If that doesn't work, try reloading the printer driver from the HP site. If it still doesn't work, try a system restore back to the last time the printer was working successfully. That's about all the tricks I know for printers. Hope it helps ...
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A:Kyocera FS-1020D print not aligning

Try installing the most up to date driver software for your PC according to you OS: http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions...ownload_centre.false.driver.FS1020D._.EN.html
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A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068

On Win/7 the dependencies are


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Manually start each on and set to AUTOSTART as you go.
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Some documents with specific print settings (e.g. page range, as opposed to 'current page') fail to print. Details:

Print is 'successful' as shown by Windows.
Print job spools 'successfully', is inserted into print queue.
No print job appears from printer, nor is there any record of the job on the printer.
Page count on queue is N/A, size is 0

Any ideas? Changing protocol between RAW and LPR makes no change.

A:Print spooler zero size

Hmm; is the print driver the latest version?

Test and fix on the hosting machine first (aka the Win Server 2008 R2 machine) as that has to work correctly if the clients are to have any hope.
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These are correct

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Treat it as if there are jobs in the print queue that can't be deleted. As I recall you delete the subdirectory in the Spooler directory used for that specific printer.

Try running this troubleshooter

=== Update ===
Here's another Wizard
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A:Print key

Is it a special function key (usually blue print on the keys), requiring you to press the "Function Key" at the same time to activate?

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uninstall the printer; reboot and then reinstall
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A:Can I print in a remote location?

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A:Background shadows from previous open window

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A:Printer asks for manual feed paper only when trying to print from the computer?

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print Picture in gray scale says printer mechanics are good

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and running from an Admin Login (ie Owner and other than maintenance, you should be using a Limited Account, eg: UAC but solve that latter)

Disconnect from the router
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scroll and find the Internet Protocol V6
clear the [x] preceeding that line
click ok

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if you wire it like this

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What about just getting a Network Printer
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A:2 Wireless routers (1 for print)

oespinoz said:

Hi guys,
This is my situation.
I connect to the internet trhrough a wireless router that is located in the first floor, which I have no physical access to it..
I have another router in my room that is just plug-in to the electrical outlet and has a network printer and a Network Hard drive connected.
How can I setup the router in my room so I can print and hace access to my network hard drive????
Is this possible. In other words I have to connect to both router at the same time.
I said I have no physical access to router in first floor but I can access the rouet webpage to change settings.

Thank you. all.Click to expand...

Wireless Router AP/DHCP this is your main DHCP server this will assign all IP addresses for all network devices on your network.

Second Wireless Router would have DHCP disabled and be AP mode you can connect your printer and external HDD to it. Just have to give that device a static IP address.

What brands are you using for the two wireless routers. Are you running extra wire from the first router to the second one?
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This is also from the Lexmark site.

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